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Young + The Restless Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

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Top US soap THE YOUNG + The Restless will be leading the way at America's Daytime Emmys in April (06) after grabbing an astonishing 18 nominations yesterday (08FEB06).

Despite failing to land any of the leading acting nods, the daytime soap stands to storm the 33rd annual Emmy prizegiving at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre on 28 April (06).

Among the big competitions, The View, THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW, LIVE WITH REGIS + KELLY and Dr Phil will fight it out for the Outstanding Talk Show prize.

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Sesame Street Star To Be Honoured

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The man behind Sesame Street regulars Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is to be honoured at this year's (06) Daytime Emmy Awards for his puppeteering skills.

Carroll Spinney, who has been a puppeteer since he was eight, has played the beloved muppets since Sesame Street began in 1969.

He will be honoured for his work entertaining and educating children.

Body Found On Big Bird's Estate

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Actor Carroll Spinney, best known as Big Bird in Sesame Street, is reeling after the body of a female jogger was found on his property.

The body of social worker JUDITH NILAN was found in a shed on Spinney's property on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border on Tuesday (13DEC05) - a day after her husband reported her missing.

Spinney is not a suspect in the crime, but his caretaker SCOTT DEOJAY has been charged with kidnapping. Massachusetts police have yet to charge him with murder as they work out border jurisdiction issues.

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The Muppet Movie Review

Like most movies of its year, The Muppet Movie looks (and is) really dated. But it's worth it to willingly suspend disbelief at how dated it is --- to appreciate the good-natured humor and comedic flair of Jim Henson. Henson tried to entertain both kids and adults, and though both audiences were probably easier to please in the days before all comedy became irony-soaked, Henson was one of the first to add sly postmodern touches. And while the movie promotes the annoying myth of Hollywood as the dream factory, magic store, etc. it more than makes up for it by borrowing comedians from several generations, from then-new comics like Steve Martin and Elliott Gould to veterans like Bob Hope and Orson Welles(!), for an endless string of cameo appearances.

The plot loosely follows the odyssey of Kermit the Frog from his swamp home to Hollywood in search of celebrity. The desirability of fame and stardom is never questioned. The Hollywood worship becomes pretty maudlin at the end, thanks mainly to songwriter Paul Williams, whose songs are palatable at first ("Rainbow Connection" was a hit) but become too much before the end of the movie.

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